Hollywood star and LGBT ally Anne Hathaway is bringing some hardcore support to the fight for equal rights: she has promised to donate money from the sales of her wedding photos to LGBT nonprofits.
The Catwoman actress, who’s set to star in the next adaptation of Les Misérables, will be splitting the proceeds between Freedom to Marry and other charities, including the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and The Girl Effect, according to Adam Polaski at Freedom to Marry.
The donation, says Polaski, is the “latest way that Hathaway has taken a stand for the freedom to marry. In 2008, she talked publicly for the first time about her brother, who is gay, and explained that their relationship has compelled her to advocate as an ally to the LGBT community."
That same year, Hathaway received the Human Rights Campaign Ally Award for her support of the LGBT community.
“I don’t consider myself just an ally to the LGBT community, I consider myself your family. And so, I’m doing what we should all do with our families — I’m loving you, I support you, I completely accept you as you are, as I hope you do me, and if anyone ever tries to hurt you, I’m going to give them hell,” she said in a passionate speech when she received the award.
WATCH Hathaway’s full speech at the HRC 2008 award ceremony.